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NATCOM – Public Notice

NATCOM – Public Notice

THE  ATTENTION  OF THE  NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS  COMMISSION  (NATCOM)  HAS  BEEN  DRAWN TO AN  ARTICLE PUBLISHED  IN  THE GLOBAL TIMES  NEWSPAPER  OF THURSDAY   23RD APRIL 2015.  THE  ARTICLE PURPORTS THAT:

  1. THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND MINISTER OF JUSTICE HAS ADVISED FOR RENEGOTIATION OF THE GATEKEEPER CONTRACT ;
  2. THAT THE SAID CONTRACT HAS BEEN ANNULED BY THE COMMISSION;
  3. THAT THE CONTRACT HAS TO BE REVIEWED;

AS  A REGULATORY  BODY, THE COMMISSION WISHES TO STATE THAT SINCE THE INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY HAS BEEN  LIBERALIZED BY LAW,  THE  COMMISSION HAS  NOT  AT  ANY  TIME  TAKEN  A  DECISION  TO  TERMINATE  ANY CONTRACT RELATING TO THE MONITORING OF THE INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY, CONTRARY TO THE CONTENTS OF THE SAID  ARTICLE.

THE COMMISSION HAS NOTED THAT THE  MANAGING EDITOR OF THE GLOBAL TIMES NEWSPAPER  HAS  PUBLISHED  AN ARTICLE  RELATING TO THE FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON A VERY  PERTINENT  ISSUE  WHOSE  FACTS OUGHT  TO HAVE  BEEN CROSS CHECKED  WITH THE COMMISSION BEFORE  PUBLICATION  AS IS REQUIRED  BY THE PRACTICE OF THE PROFESSION OF JOURNALISM.

FINALLY, THE COMMISSION WISHES TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT SINCE THE  LIBERALIZATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY THE BOARD  AND MANAGEMENT  OF NATCOM HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE MODALITIES  FOR A VERY SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM THE MONOPOLY TO A  LIBERALIZED INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY. THE  PUBLIC  WILL  BE  DULY  INFORMED   ON   THE OUTCOME OF THE PROCESSES  ACCORDINGLY.


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